York breakfast show star in nightmare crash

Roxanne Pallett had to be cut free from the stock car. Photograph: SM Tony Walker on Twitter
19 Jul 2018 @ 8.11 am
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Popular York radio presenter Roxanne Pallett was airlifted to hospital after crashing in a stock car race.

Roxanne, who co-presents the Ben And Roxy Breakfast on Minster FM, crashed into a concrete wall at Hunmanby Raceway near Filey on Wednesday (July 18).

She was racing her co-presenter Ben Fry as part of a promotion. A witness told the Sun: “She tried to overtake Ben on a bend and was travelling too fast and smashed into the concrete wall on the track.

“She lost consciousness for about 30 seconds on impact. Fortunately she was wearing a helmet and race gear.”

Injuries not thought to be serious

The former Emmerdale star was airlifted to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Happily her injuries are not believed to be serious. She is said to have suffered severe bruising and two sprained wrists and is awaiting the results of a CT scan.

Firefighters from Scarborough worked for two hours to cut her from the wrecked stock car.

Firefighters worked for two hours to free Roxanne. Photograph: SM Tony Walker
Firefighters and ambulance crews at the scene. Photograph: SM Tony Walker

Station manager Tony Walker took these photos and video of the unfolding drama.

He tweeted: “1 female cut free from a stockcar. Injuries not believed serious. Great joint effort with fire, police, ambulance and air ambulance.”

The air ambulance takes Roxanne to hospital. Photograph: SM Tony Walker
The stockcar after Roxanne was freed. Photograph: SM Tony Walker
Dream team: Minster FM breakfast hosts Ben Fry and Roxanne Pallett

Minster FM, based at Dunnington, York, posted this message:

Unfortunately Roxy was involved in an accident yesterday.

Minster FM colleagues & listeners wish her a speedy recovery and can’t wait to have her back in the studio and waking up North Yorkshire with Ben

Co-host Ben Fry told Minster FM listeners on Thursday morning:

You will have seen by now, unfortunately Rox was involved in an accident yesterday.

She is OK, and she will be back very soon. And her, and Minster FM, appreciate all your messages.

Everyone at YorkMix wishes Roxy a speedy recovery and return to York’s airwaves.

Actor and broadcaster

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Roxanne Pallett is best known for starring as Jo Sugden in Emmerdale from 2005 until 2008.

Since departing the ITV soap, she appeared on Dancing On Ice, and has acted in programmes including Waterloo Road and Casualty.

Her stage career includes roles in the UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show and The Wedding Singer, and her most recent role was in the art-house film Habit.